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Police and helicopters to stop "jasmine revolution”. Beijing denies unrest
Tens of thousands of police have patrol squares and malls for fear of riots. Dozens of journalists arrested. The foreign minister denies that there is an emergency and that journalists were beaten. Ye Xiaowen and media campaign against attempt to imitate the Arab countries. The appeal to Protestant Christians to join the protest.
Jia Qinling: Maintaining order and social stability in Tibet
The Political Consultative Conference is underway, and the National People's Congress meets in two days. The Chinese leader calls for maintaining the "harmonious society," urging that workers not be fired and their pay not be withheld in the face of a deepening economic crisis. Repression of the Tibetans has been approved. Beijing is under tighter police control than it was during the Olympics.
Wei Jingsheng: Waiting for China’s Jasmine Revolution
The struggle for democracy, be it Chinese or Arabic, must properly evaluate the strength of the dictators and the movement to overturn them. Democracy and human rights in China, are songs sung only by an elite: the need to mobilize the masses without dealing with the tyrants. The analysis of the great Chinese dissident.
Chinese courts now tasked to prevent citizens’ protests
China’s Supreme People’s Court orders lower courts to prevent disputes from degenerating into street protests. For experts, this decision is a sign the country’s leadership is increasingly fearful of spreading protests and plans to control them through the party’s total control.
02/03/2011 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan leader calls for non-violent response to China’s provocation on Dalai Lama
Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of Tibetan government in exile, calls on Tibetans not to fall into the trap of the recent Chinese slander against the Dalai Lama, but to continue to assert their identity in a non-violent way. The Jasmine revolt: China is ready to crush any protests with violence.
Democracy protests in Damascus and Aleppo, the first in decades
Hundreds of people gathered through a Facebook appeal, marched against the regime. At least six arrests and clashes with pro-government demonstrators. A video of the event shows a rare example of dissent in the country.
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